World Languages and Cultures

Chinese Studies Minor

Chinese Studies is an interdisciplinary minor focusing on the history, politics, and culture of China. Through this minor, students will acquire an in-depth understanding of China’s distinct history and its experiences of modern revolution, war and nation-building.

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Chinese Studies AT A GLANCE


Classes to complete the minor


Study away opportunities

A Unique Experience in Chinese Culture

Study Abroad and Expand Your Horizons

Opportunities to spend one semester abroad with sponsored study programs in China and Japan

Experiential Learning Travel Seminars

A three-week travel courses where students travel to Asia with a professor, fulfilling one four-credit course.

Faculty Mentors with Their Own Diverse Perspectives

Allegheny faculty represent a broad range of specialties, and Chinese Studies minors are able to shape their academic experience to suit their interests.

Chinese Studies Minor Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete a minor in Chinese Studies will:

Understand the evolution of the culture, history, military, thoughts, and institutions of China.

Become aware of the Chinese historical experience and perspective in the modern global political-economic context.

Grasp the most recent trends in contemporary Chinese development as well as major directions in the field of Chinese Studies.

Develop critical thinking and writing skills and research tools through interdisciplinary approaches.

Be exposed to a wide range of language clubs, study abroad programs, Chinese festivities, and international internship opportunities.

Caldwell Bishop, Alumnus

Class of 2009; Senior associate at Corus International

“ Being part of the Chinese Studies program at Allegheny was essential in building a foundation for my career and who I am today. From learning about China’s rich history and language to understanding its religion and pop culture, the courses I took through the program immersed me in ideas and perspectives that gave me the tools to connect with people from these and other cultures different from my own. ”

Next Steps

Early Decision App Deadline

November 15, 2022

Regular Decision App Deadline

February 15, 2023

For More Info

Guo Wu

Associate Professor of History